Came across this pistol at a vulnerable moment I guess. Decided it would be just the thing to take the place of a safe-queen Sig Pro and an under-used Springfield Ultra-compact and a pile of factory mags. Apparently my dealer thought so too.
Haven't shot it yet. Haven't taken it's mug shot either. I'll post again once I've taken care of those details.
The finish is so profoundly black that, in the poor light I have available today, this is the best I could do.
UPDATE: This image is *much* better...
Other than two failures to go into battery when I released the slide with the slide release, the pistol performed well. Seems to shoot a little low, but it has adjustable sights so that's not a problem - also, I tend to shoot any pistol which is new to me low. Same thing happened with my Springfield XDSC - subsequent trips to the range didn't show the problem.
This pistol stands a serious chance of unseating my SIG 239 as my habitual carry piece.
Last edited by kansas_plainsman; 10-27-2006 at 06:35 PM.
That's what I often do, depending on the pistol. This pistol is showing a little 'new tightness', which I expect will ease up over time, I expect no problems.
Breaking it down for cleaning was a pleasant experience - everything about this pistol is first rate. I've read some complaints about Para-ordinance having some quality problems, but not with this gun. Fit and finish are excellent, allowances being given for a gun that has not yet been broken in.
And that LDA trigger is wonderful. Take-up is clean, break-over is crisp and just more than light (as I would want it). Recoil is easily managed - getting that .45 "shove" - I like the .40 cartridge and shoot it in my 239, so the .45 in a smaller frame is no problem. Of course, this is a 1911 pattern, so it's got some mass to it, but balanced and 'all in the hand' - as good a shooting experience as with my SIGs and HK.